Adam Pernak, winner of the 1993 Young Writer's Festival Award and joint winner of the George Devine Award, has been made writer-in-residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse; his latest play, Postcards from Rome, opens there in February . . . Eternal romantic Jane Seymour mugged by reality: she's being sued by her bank for dollars 3 million, borrowed to pay for her half-built and now abandoned Beverly Hills home . . .Meantime, at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble's Macbeth, starring Derek Jacobi, has already taken more than pounds 750,000 . . . Elizabeth Taylor hopes to revive her acting career with a jet-setting TV series from Paramount about an international star. . .'The great besetting sin of the English intellectual classes is believing their sense of humour is more esoteric than anyone else's. They require their jokes to be extremely obscure': Griff Rhys Jones . . .